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Response to another_liberal (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2014, 10:45 PM

50. The hard 25%

There seems to be a hard percentage of roughly 25% that will vote for the most horrific candidates, support the most noxious policies, and aggressively support actions that will harm their neighbors, friends, and even relatives.

I would argue that the 25% of people that are so ignorant as to not know that the earth revolves around the sun is that 25%.

We, the 75% should do everything we can to settle these folks down, convince them that they are being listened to, and then make sure that nothing they believe is right and proper is made local or national policy.

Too often we let the stupids get in positions of power and influence because many of us cannot be bothered to fill city council, school boards seats, and other important roles that are not all that glamorous--but are very important and, often, very influential.

Here is Texas we have had the spectacle of a Texas Board of Education that are trying to warp Texas textbooks (and by extension the nation's textbooks) to include creationism, a positive spin on slavery, and editorial elimination of any discussion of the harm and injustice of state sponsored racism.

I've seen interviews of the members of this board. I guarantee they still believe that the sun orbits the earth, evolution is a sham, global warming is not real, whites did not oppress the native americans, and that whites are on the verge of becoming an oppressed minority.

This is the Republican base.

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